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by Zane Grey
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LibriVox recording of The Lone Star Ranger, by Zane Grey. Read by Mark F. Smith Buck Duane, son of a famous gunfighter, falls prey to the old problem - called out by a cowboy who wants to make trouble, Duane kills him and then must ride off to the lawless country near the Neuces River to escape being arrested and perhaps, hanged. His brief encounter with deadly gunplay has ignited a deep urging to repeat the adrenaline rush but is tempered by ghosts that haunt his sleep. He only dares to...
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of The War in the Air by H. G. Wells. War in the Air was written during a prolific time in H. G. Wells's writing career. Having withdrawn from British politics to spend more time on his own ideas, he published twelve books between 1901 and 1911, including this one. while many British citizens were surprised by the advent of World War I, Wells had already written prophetically about such a conflict. War in the Air predicted use of airplanes in modern war. (Summary by Bill...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, adventure, fantasy, fiction, science fiction, war stories
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of A Story of the Stone Age, by H. G. Wells. Read by James Christopher. This story is of a time beyond the memory of man, before the beginning of history. . . (Summary from the text) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, science fiction, primitive man
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by James Fenimore Cooper
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LibriVox recording of The Spy, by James Fenimore Cooper. James Fenimore Cooper's second novel, The Spy (1821), is based on Sir Walter Scott's Waverly series, and tells an adventure tale about the American Revolution. The protagonist is Harvey Birch, a supposed loyalist who actually is a spy for George Washington, disguised as "Mr. Harper." The book brought Cooper fame and wealth, and is regarded as the first great success in American fiction. (Summary by Gord MacKenzie) Read by: Gord...
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Topics: librivox, literature, adventure, audiobook, cooper, spy
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Rudyard Kipling
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Librivox recording of Kim by Rudyard Kipling. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. Kim is a fabulous adventure story set in India during the former British Empire. It tells the story of a street-wise but (in typical Kipling fashion) highly moral Anglo-Indian boy who becomes enmeshed the “the Great Game” -– the competition between Britain and Russia for control over Asia. Taking time off from his role as the traveling companion of an aged Tibetan lama, the boy is trained as a spy, matches wits with...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, kim, kipling, india
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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LibriVox recording of Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read by Laurie Anne Walden. Ranging in tone from humor to sentimentality, these stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald are set against a backdrop of jazz, flappers, and the changing mores of American society. In "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," wallflower Bernice is taken in hand by her more popular cousin, whose motives are not entirely altruistic. In "Benediction," a young woman visits her brother in seminary. A camel...
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Topics: Fiction, literature, Librivox, audiobook
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by Rudyard Kipling
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Librivox recording of If , by Rudyard Kipling. For information about our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/if-by-rudyard-kipling/ Librivox's weekly poetry project for the week of January 29, 2006: This popular piece was voted Britain's favourite poem in a BBC opinion poll in 1995. (Summary from Wikipedia) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (18MB)
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Topics: librivox, poem, audiobook, poetry, kipling
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by Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Persuasion by Jane Austen. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Eight years ago, Anne Elliot fell in love with a poor but ambitious young naval officer, Frederick Wentworth. The Elliots were dissatisfied with Anne's choice, feeling he was not distinguished enough for their family, and her older friend and mentor, Lady Russell, acting in place of Anne's deceased mother, persuaded her to break off the match. Now 27 and considered a spinster, Anne re-encounters her former fiance, now a...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, austen, persuasion, romance, regency
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The White Company, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Clive Catterall. Set during the Hundred Years' War with France, The White Company tells the story of a young Saxon man who is learning what it is to be a knight. Raised by Cistercian Monks and rejected by a violent elder brother, Alleyn Edricson takes service with one of the foremost knights in the country. When Alleyn falls in love with the knight's daughter, he must prove himself to be a courageous and honourable...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, historical fiction, knights, Hundred Years' War, Middle Ages, Doyle
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Mystery of Cloomber, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Delmar H. Dolbier. "This novel is written by the author of, among other novels, the Stories of Sherlock Holmes. It is narrated by John Fothergill West, who tries to discover why the tenant of Cloomber Hall, General Heatherstone, is nervous to the point of being paranoid. Why are his fears becoming stronger every year at the fifth of October? And why doesn't he let his children leave home? This is a great...
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A contemporary of Arthur Conan Doyle, Maurice Leblanc (1864-1941) was the creator of the character of gentleman thief Arsène Lupin who, in France, has enjoyed a popularity as long-lasting and considerable as Sherlock Holmes in the English-speaking world. This is the delightful first of twenty volumes in the Arsène Lupin series written by Leblanc himself. In an unprecedented act of literary pastiche and cross-over, Sherlock Holmes and Lupin actually meet, briefly in this first volume, and more...
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Topics: mystery, arsene lupin, maurice leblanc, librivox
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Alexandre Dumas (pere)
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LibriVox recording of The Man in the Iron Mask, by Alexandre Dumas (pere). Read by Mark Smith. In this, the last of the Three Musketeers novels, Dumas builds on the true story of a mysterious prisoner held incognito in the French penal system, forced to wear a mask when seen by any but his jailer or his valet. If you have skipped the novels between The Three Musketeers and this, a few notes will bring you into the story: On one side – Aramis, now a bishop and secretly the Captain-General of...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, dumas, historical fiction, musketeers, louis XIV
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by Thomas Paine
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LibriVox recording of Common Sense, by Thomas Paine. Read by Gary Gilberd. Common Sense , Paine's pro-independence monograph published anonymously on 10 January 1776, spread quickly among literate colonists. Within three months, 120,000 copies are alleged to have been distributed throughout the colonies, which themselves totaled only four million free inhabitants, making it the best-selling work in 18th-century America. Its total sales in both America and Europe reached 500,000 copies. It...
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by Wilkie Collins
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Librivox recording of The Moonstone , by Wilkie Collins. The story concerns a young woman called Rachel Verinder who inherits a large Indian diamond, the Moonstone, on her eighteenth birthday. The book is widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense novels. T. S. Eliot called it 'the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels'. It contains a number of ideas which became common tropes of the genre: a large number of suspects, red herrings, a crime...
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Topics: detective novel, mystery, scotland yard, fiction, audio book, librivox
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers. Dickens’ last complete novel was published serially 1864-5. It begins with an intriguing fortune offered to John Harmon by his late father, a rich dust contractor, in his will. To receive the money, John must marry a certain Bella Wilfer who he does not know from Eve. He is returning from the exile enforced by his father and confides in a...
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of Tales of Terror and Mystery, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his detective stories, he also wrote other short stories which are masterpieces of mystery and suspense. In some of the stories in "Tales of Terror and Mystery", a suppressed uneasiness gradually builds up and evolves into sheer terror. In others, the story line unexpectedly changes and comes to a horrific conclusion. Sit back in the comfort of your armchair...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, mystery, horror, doyle, stories
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by Donald McGibney
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LibriVox recording of 32 Caliber, by Donald McGibney. Read by Dawn Larsen A suspicious accident reveals itself to be a murder! Our story is narrated by a lawyer who turns detective in order to uncover the real murderer, and leads us on a chase through Bolshevik headquarters, country clubs, and a dry creek bed, before the real clues come to light. Up-in-the-air excitement! (Summary by Brenda Price) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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Topics: Librivox, Audiobooks, Mystery, Crime
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by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
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LibriVox recording of The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln. Read by J. M. Smallheer Nothing is what it seems to be as events unfold in this entertaining mystery by Natalie Sumner Lincoln. Red seals and red herrings abound and will keep you guessing all the way through the final chapter! (summary by J. M. Smallheer) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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by Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox recording of The Amethyst Box, by Anna Katharine Green. Read by Carolin. On the evening before his marriage, Sinclair loses a precious curiosity from his collection: an amethyst box, containing a tiny flask of deadly poison. He suspects that this poison is in the possession of either his betrothed or her cousin, the girl his best friend Worthington loves. Turning to Worthington for help, they try to recover the box before the poison can be administered... (Summary by Carolin) For...
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by John Buchan
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LibriVox recording of The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan. Reading by Adrian Praetzellis. Richard Hannay’s boredom is soon relieved when the resourceful engineer is caught up in a web of secret codes, spies, and murder on the eve of WWI. This exciting action-adventure story was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1939 classic film of the same name. John Buchan (1875-1940) was Governor General of Canada and a popular novelist. Although condemned by some for anti-Semitic dialog in The...
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by Lucia Chamberlain
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Librivox recording of The Other Side of the Door by Lucia Chamberlain. Read by Lee Ann Howlett. It's 1865 in the city of San Francisco. Pretty, young Ellie Fenwick is walking to the market early one morning to surprise her father with some fresh mushrooms. As she passes a gambling house, she hears a gunshot and two young men emerge. One man falls dead on the pavement and the other is Johnny Montgomery, a handsome young man Ellie recognizes from seeing him previously at a dance. Johnny is...
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by Wilkie Collins
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LibriVox recording of No Name, by Wilkie Collins. The story begins in 1846, at Combe-Raven in West Somersetshire, the country residence of the happy Vanstone family. When Andrew Vanstone is killed suddenly in an accident and his wife follows shortly thereafter, it is revealed that they were not married at the time of their daughters' births, making their daughters "Nobody's Children" in the eyes of English law and robbing them of their inheritance. Andrew Vanstone's elder brother...
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by Richard Henry Savage
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LibriVox recording of The Midnight Passenger, by Richard Henry Savage. Read by MaryAnn Spiegel. Randall Clayton was surrounded by enemies. His father’s business partner had looked after him in the years since his father’s death. But Hugh Worthington’s motives were not altruistic – he had a secret to hide and a scheme to bring to fruition that would make him millions at Clayton’s expense. Clayton’s roommate, Arthur Ferris, had his own schemes, including stealing the affections of...
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by Murray Leinster
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LibriVox recording of Operation Terror , by Murray Leinster. Read by Mark Nelson. An unidentified space ship lands in a Colorado lake. Equipped with a paralyzing ray weapon, the creatures begin taking human prisoners. A lone land surveyor and a journalist are trapped inside the Army cordon, which is helpless against the mysterious enemy. Can they stop the aliens before it is too late? (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by William Le Queux
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LibriVox recording of THE SEVEN SECRETS, by WILLIAM LE QUEUX. Read by TOM WEISS. A true “whodunit” with as many twists and turns as an English country road. Old man Courtenay is found murdered in his bed. Dr. Ralph Boyd is summoned to Courtenay Manor to examine the slain man and discovers a clue that might solve the case. But, he decides to keep the clue private for personal reasons. In the meantime, Scotland Yard has no clues as the culprits or the motive. Dr. Boyd, because of his new...
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Topics: fiction, mystery
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by H. De Vere Stacpoole
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LibriVox recording of The Blue Lagoon, by H. De Vere Stacpoole. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. Two shipwrecked children grow up on a South Pacific island. This beautiful story of adventure and innocent love was H.D. Stacpoole’s most popular work. Parents who may have seen the Hollywood film need not be anxious about the book's suitability for kids -- the author's treatment of adolescent sexuality is almost mystical and very mild. The story of The Blue Lagoon (1908) continues in The Garden of God...
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Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Old Time Radio
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by Thomas H Huxley
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Librivox recording of Has a Frog a Soul? by Thomas H. Huxley. Read by CarlManchester Thomas Huxley, known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his championing and development of Darwinism, was perhaps the most important Victorian biologist after Darwin himself. This speech to the Metaphysical Society in 1870 is one of Huxley's best known texts outside the sphere of his specialism, and remains read today by students of philosophy. In it, Huxley argues from the results of vivisection to...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, science, speech, metaphysics, philosophy, huxley, frog, soul
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text